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Brazil - January 12, 2017

The industrial action taken November 11, 2016 by the Brazilian customs staff responsible for inspecting inbound and outbound EMS items has ended.  Accumulated EMS cargo is being resolved.

Spain - December 27, 2016

The delivery of mail and parcels to the following postal codes are still impacted from the floods in Spain since December 19, 2016:   30710, 30590, 30591, 30592, 30720, 30729,30730, 30739.

Germany - December 23, 2016

An ongoing strike by Lufthansa pilots’ and service limitations imposed by that airline since December 15, 2016, coupled with extremely heavy peak volumes, there is presently heavy congestion for airmail at Frankfurt Airport.  Deutsche Post’s office of exchange in Frankfurt is running smoothly, and there are no major delays for mail arriving or leaving by road. However, all the airport logistics and the Frankfurt airmail centre are severely impacted.

Deutsche Post is attempting to bypass the affected areas wherever possible, but heavy delays in the processing of inbound, outbound and transit airmail are inevitable. The situation is likely to remain critical for several days at least. Between now and 23 December, it is therefore advisable for designated operators to dispatch mail to Frankfurt by surface routes wherever possible, in order to ensure smooth processing.

Spain - December 23, 2016

Mail delivery in Spain since the December 20, 2016 floods is almost back to normal. Correos expects to begin delivery of postal items December 24, 2016.  Mail items that have arrived since December 20 that are awaiting delivery will experience slight delivery delays until the situation is fully restored.

The collection and delivery of postal items continues to be affected in the areas covered by postal codes 30710, 30590, 30591, 30592, 30720, 30729,30730, 30739, as some post offices have been flooded.

Spain - December 20, 2016

Since December 19, 2016, the collection and delivery of all postal items has been interrupted in the following 84 postal codes affecting 3 provinces located in South East Spain:

Alicante (03XXX) 28 postal codes:
03590, 03599, 03710, 03140, 03149, 03300, 03311, 03312, 03313, 03315, 03316, 03318, 03321, 03322, 03189, 03193, 03317, 03325, 03190, 03191, 03182, 03183, 03188, 03180, 03181, 03184, 03185, 03186,

Murcia (30XXX) 40 postal codes:
30330, 30390, 30395, 30593, 30594, 30200, 30201, 30202, 30203, 30350, 30351, 30353, 30392, 30399, 30320, 30329,30331, 30332, 30333, 30334, 30335, 30338, 30860, 30868, 30870, 30875, 30876, 30877, 30878, 30879, 30590, 30591, 30592, 30720, 30730, 30739, 30740, 30700, 30708, 30709,

Valencia (46XXX) 16 postal codes:
46670, 46843, 46844, 46860, 46868, 46869, 46890, 46891, 46910, 46870, 46192, 46193, 46194, 46900, 46901, 46909


Thailand - December 15, 2016

Since December 14, 2016, heavy rain and flooding in the southern part of the country are having an impact on mail operations and transportation; resulting in delays in the delivery of letter post, parcels and EMS items throughout the provinces and regions affected.

The following postcode areas are affected to a greater or lesser extent by floods:  77xxx, 80xxx, 84xxx, 85xxx, 86xxx, 90xxx, 92xxx, 93xxx, 94xxx and 96xxx.

Guatemala - December 6, 2016

Effective November 29, 2016, the United States Postal Service has suspended Priority and Economy mail and parcel services to Guatemala. Until further notice, Globegistics will continue to accept and hold all mail/parcels destined to Guatemala at our facilities (New York, Miami, Chicago and Los Angeles) until the dispute is resolved and we are able to release the mail.

Guatemala - December 2, 2016

Effective November 29, 2016, the United States Postal Service has suspended most mail services to Guatemala. Until further notice, all Post Offices and other acceptance locations will not accept any mail destined to the country of Guatemala, other than Global Express Guaranteed (GXG) service, which is still available. The suspension affects Priority Mail Express International (PMEI), Priority Mail International (PMI), and First-Class Mail International (FCMI), First-Class Package International Service (FCPIS), International Priority Airmail (IPA), International Surface Air Lift (ISAL), and M-Bag items.  Read More…

Costa Rica - November 29, 2016

Postal operations have returned to normal in the affected areas following Hurricane Otto. The extreme weather, which began on November 23, 2016, had a significant impact on transportation and telecommunications infrastructure and, as a result, the postal network.

Israel - November 29, 2016

Since November 25, 2016, massive fires in the area around the city of Haifa, intensified by exceptionally strong desert winds, caused fires to spread to the city. The authorities ordered a massive evacuation of residents and closed access to large areas, mainly in the city of Haifa and surrounding areas.

Roads have been closed and transportation stopped (private vehicles, buses and trains) in various parts of the country, causing interruptions and delays in the distribution and collection of mail (letter-post, parcels and EMS).